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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:43 PM
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Nationally known tax protester found guilty (believed tax system illegal)
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/12162907p-1303...

Nationally known tax protester found guilty in Sacramento

By Sam Stanton -- Bee Staff Writer
Published 5:16 pm PST Friday, January 28, 2005

A nationally known tax protester who believed income taxes are illegal was found guilty Friday of multiple counts of filing false tax returns and failing to withhold taxes from employees after representing himself at trial in federal court.

Walter A. "Al" Thompson, whose anti-tax philosophies landed him a spot on "60 Minutes II" and in numerous stories in the New York Times, faces 63 years in prison and $3.25 million in fines when he is to be sentenced April 13 in U.S. District Court in Sacramento.

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That tone was far removed from his boasts to the national media four years ago about his decision to stop withholding income taxes from his employees' paychecks in 2000. At the time, Thompson owned a Shasta Lake company that had 25 employees who manufactured flight bags.

"Thompson said that he felt that the income tax system was illegal and that they didn't have to pay taxes," court documents say, adding that new employees at the company were not even allowed to fill out W-4 income reporting forms.

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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:36 PM
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1. no matter what the truth might be, this is no way to go about trying to
push for change. sigh.
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